'Harry Potter' Returns to London for 'Half-Blood Prince' World Premiere

'Harry Potter' Returns to London for 'Half-Blood Prince' World Premiere

Braving the heavy rain in central London, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and thousands of fans step out for the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'.

Ending a two-year wait for its July release, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" finally held its world premiere on Tuesday, July 7, in the United Kingdom. The red carpet event took place at Odeon Leicester Square, London, and despite the heavy downpours and hailstorms, it was flocked with thousands of "Harry Potter" fans.

Also undeterred by the bad weather were the film's cast which among whom included the trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Coming to the special screening, Daniel wore stylish gray suit with pink shirt underneath, Emma was dressed in a vintage dress from '60s designer Ossie Clark, while the recovering from swine-flu Rupert was captured in a traditional black and white suit with a touch of pink in his belt.

Despite spotted drenched in the rain, all three still made time to pose for the press and greeted the awaiting fans. Talking to reporters on the red carpet, Daniel shared, "I think there's a much richer comic vein in this film than we've seen before. I think it's a really good film. I hope everyone comes and sees it and enjoys it as they have the last five."

Aside from those three, the premiere was also attended by other cast members, such as Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Maggie Smith, Oliver Phelps and Jessie Cave. Some of them were seen wearing white ribbons as a tribute to Rob Knox, a cast mate who was murdered in 2008 in a knife attack in southeast England.

Other celebrities attending the world screening event included actors Clive Owen and Toby Jones, directors Tim Burton and Guy Ritchie, retired English footballer Gary Lineker and his partner Danielle Bux, as well as celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver. Author J.K. Rowling was also present at this world premiere.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will center its story at the time when Voldemort's grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds is tightening. With Hogwarts no longer being the safe haven it once was, Dumbledore begins to prepare Harry for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Bringing in his old friend and colleague Professor Horace Slughorn, Dumbledore works together with Harry to unlock Voldemort's defenses. Warner Bros. will ditribute this movie in U.S. theaters next Wednesday, July 15.

© AceShowbiz.com



    lil las 2009
    Aug 09, 2009

    i wish i knew it was on, and i actually met them :(

    Jul 09, 2009

    everytime i saw these three i feel so good and great! how nice?

    Jul 08, 2009

    Everytime I see these three I feel old.

    not fair :(
    Jul 08, 2009

    ngawww, i wish it comes out sooner here in aust. wow, i wish they come here aswell.. lol

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